Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:WEA)

$13.74 0.05 (0.37 %)
(As of 11/17/2017 02:40 PM ET)
Previous Close$13.74
Today's Range$13.78 - $13.69
52-Week Range$12.43 - $14.40
Volume17,545 shs
Average Volume35,201 shs
Market Capitalization$162.98 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield5.92%
Beta0.51

About Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund logoWestern Asset Premier Bond Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of investment grade bonds. It may invest over 80% of its total managed assets in bonds, including corporate bonds, the Unites States Government and agency securities, and mortgage-related securities, and over 65% in bonds that are of investment grade quality. It may invest up to 35% of its total managed assets in bonds of below investment grade quality. It may invest in securities or instruments other than bonds, and may invest over 10% of its total managed assets in instruments denominated in currencies other than the United States dollar. The Fund invests in sectors, such as financials, energy, telecommunication services, consumer discretionary, healthcare, materials, information technology and consumer staples. Western Asset Management Company is its investment advisor.


Industry, Sector and Symbol:
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 5.9%
Misc:
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,900,000
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

What is Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's stock symbol?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WEA."

How often does Western Asset Premier Bond Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.0675 per share on Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.81 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. View Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's Dividend History.

Who are some of Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's key competitors?

Who are Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's key executives?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's management team includes the folowing people:

  • William E. B. Siart, Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee (Age 69)
  • Kenneth D. Fuller, President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee (Age 58)
  • Todd F. Kuehl, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 47)
  • Richard F. Sennett, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer (Age 46)
  • Kerr Susan, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (Age 66)
  • Vanessa A. Wiliams, Identity Theft Prevention Officer
  • Robert I. Frenkel, Secretary (Age 63)
  • Robert Abeles Jr., Independent Trustee (Age 70)
  • Anita L. DeFrantz Esq., Independent Trustee (Age 63)
  • Ronald L. Olson, Trustee (Age 75)

Who owns Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.00%), ProVise Management Group LLC (1.72%), Cetera Investment Advisers (0.71%), Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (0.21%), Doliver Capital Advisors LP (0.00%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.15%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund.

Who sold Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock? Who is selling Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sit Investment Associates Inc., Cetera Investment Advisers and Wells Fargo & Company MN. View Insider Buying and Selling for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund.

Who bought Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock? Who is buying Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ProVise Management Group LLC, Doliver Capital Advisors LP, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund.

How do I buy Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock?

Shares of Western Asset Premier Bond Fund can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's stock price today?

One share of Western Asset Premier Bond Fund stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.74.

How big of a company is Western Asset Premier Bond Fund?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund has a market capitalization of $162.98 million.

How can I contact Western Asset Premier Bond Fund?

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund's mailing address is 385 E Colorado Blvd, PASADENA, CA 91101-1923, United States. The investment management company can be reached via phone at +1-626-8449400.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE WEA)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  27 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  29 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  56
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Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Rating for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

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Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy RatingsNo ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Analysts' Consensus Price Target: N/A

Consensus Price Target History for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Price Target History for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Analysts' Ratings History for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

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Earnings

Earnings History for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)


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Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

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Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Next Dividend:12/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.81
Dividend Yield:5.90%
Dividend Growth:-3.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:
Frequency:Monthly Dividend
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE WEA)

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
11/16/2017monthly$0.075.92%12/21/201712/22/201712/29/2017
11/16/2017monthly$0.075.92%1/18/20181/19/20182/1/2018
11/16/2017monthly$0.075.92%2/15/20182/16/20183/1/2018
9/14/2017monthly$0.075.82%10/19/201710/20/201711/1/2017
9/14/2017monthly$0.075.82%11/22/201711/24/201712/1/2017
5/26/2017monthly$0.076.38%8/23/20178/25/20179/1/2017
5/26/2017monthly$0.076.38%6/21/20176/23/20177/3/2017
5/26/2017monthly$0.076.38%9/21/20179/22/201710/2/2017
5/26/2017monthly$0.076.38%7/19/20177/21/20178/1/2017
2/27/2017monthly$0.076.23%3/22/20173/24/20174/3/2017
2/27/2017monthly$0.076.23%4/19/20174/21/20175/1/2017
2/27/2017monthly$0.076.23%5/17/20175/19/20176/1/2017
11/23/2016monthly$0.087.42%12/21/201612/23/201612/30/2016
11/23/2016monthly$0.087.42%2/15/20172/17/20172/24/2017
11/23/2016monthly$0.087.42%1/18/20171/20/20171/27/2017
9/15/2016monthly$0.097.66%11/16/201611/18/201611/25/2016
9/15/2016monthly$0.097.66%10/19/201610/21/201610/28/2016
5/19/2016monthly$0.098.03%6/15/20166/17/20166/24/2016
5/19/2016monthly$0.098.03%7/20/20167/22/20167/29/2016
5/19/2016monthly$0.098.03%9/21/20169/23/20169/30/2016
5/19/2016monthly$0.098.03%8/17/20168/19/20168/26/2016
3/1/2016monthly$0.099.03%5/18/20165/20/20165/27/2016
3/1/2016monthly$0.099.03%3/16/20163/18/20163/24/2016
3/1/2016monthly$0.099.03%4/20/20164/22/20164/29/2016
11/20/2015monthly$0.098.61%1/20/20161/22/20161/29/2016
11/20/2015monthly$0.098.61%12/16/201512/18/201512/24/2015
11/20/2015monthly$0.098.61%2/17/20162/19/20162/26/2016
10/8/2015monthly$0.098.61%10/21/201510/23/201510/30/2015
10/8/2015monthly$0.098.61%11/18/201511/20/201510/27/2015
6/4/2015monthly$0.098.02%8/19/20158/21/20158/28/2015
6/4/2015monthly$0.098.02%6/17/20156/19/20156/26/2015
6/4/2015monthly$0.098.02%7/22/20157/24/20157/31/2015
6/4/2015monthly$0.098.02%9/16/20159/18/20159/25/2015
2/27/2015monthly$0.097.36%4/15/20154/17/20154/24/2015
2/27/2015monthly$0.097.36%3/18/20153/20/20153/27/2015
2/27/2015monthly$0.097.36%5/20/20155/22/20155/29/2015
9/11/2014monthly$0.097.36%10/22/201410/24/201410/31/2014
9/11/2014monthly$0.097.36%11/19/201411/21/201411/28/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE WEA)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE WEA)

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/27/2014Kenneth FullerCEOBuy1,000$14.96$14,960.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA)

Latest Headlines for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE WEA)

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Western Asset Premier Bond Fund to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07 (WEA)Western Asset Premier Bond Fund to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07 (WEA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 16 at 6:50 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.07Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.07
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 16 at 6:50 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Announces Financial Position as of September 30, 2017Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Announces Financial Position as of September 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 12 at 1:22 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund reports Q3 resultsWestern Asset Premier Bond Fund reports Q3 results
seekingalpha.com - November 10 at 9:58 AM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio Composition as of September 30, 2017Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio Composition as of September 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 6:33 PM
Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for the Months of October and November 2017Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for the Months of October and November 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 11:20 AM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.07Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.07
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 5:24 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 5:24 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio Composition as of June 30, 2017Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio Composition as of June 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 9:56 AM
Legg Mason declares monthly distributionsLegg Mason declares monthly distributions
seekingalpha.com - September 23 at 7:25 PM
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio...Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Portfolio...
www.benzinga.com - August 2 at 6:43 AM
Western Asset Bond Fund (WEA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 20,Western Asset Bond Fund (WEA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 20,
www.nasdaq.com - July 19 at 8:25 PM
BRIEF-Western Asset Premier Bond Fund - NAV per share of common stock $13.15 as of March 31BRIEF-Western Asset Premier Bond Fund - NAV per share of common stock $13.15 as of March 31
www.reuters.com - July 7 at 10:54 AM
Fund Manager Has A Deal For YouFund Manager Has A Deal For You
seekingalpha.com - June 7 at 8:31 PM
3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WEA, GLQ, THW3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WEA, GLQ, THW
www.thestreet.com - February 18 at 2:56 PM
Ronald J. ArnaultRonald J. Arnault
www.bloomberg.com - January 24 at 2:34 PM
William E. B. SiartWilliam E. B. Siart
www.bloomberg.com - January 21 at 2:37 PM
3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WEA, GDO, NHF3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WEA, GDO, NHF
www.thestreet.com - January 19 at 2:38 PM
Finding High-Yield Opportunities Amid Low Oil PricesFinding High-Yield Opportunities Amid Low Oil Prices
www.bloomberg.com - January 13 at 1:25 PM
Is This the Most Advertised Fed Move Ever?Is This the Most Advertised Fed Move Ever?
www.bloomberg.com - December 16 at 1:15 PM
High-Yield Funds Seek to Create Distance From Third AvenueHigh-Yield Funds Seek to Create Distance From Third Avenue
www.bloomberg.com - December 14 at 11:26 PM
[$$] Former Western Asset Employee Arrested on Cyber-Intrusion Charges[$$] Former Western Asset Employee Arrested on Cyber-Intrusion Charges
www.wsj.com - December 9 at 12:33 PM
Why Are Closed End Bond Funds On Sale Like Its Black Friday?Why Are Closed End Bond Funds On Sale Like Its Black Friday?
www.forbes.com - November 29 at 9:30 AM

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